Ok, gonna get this all out of my system in one post..
It is my opinion that cell phones are responsible for turning people into rude irresponsible jerks.
You can't walk through a mall, grocery store, down a city street , etc, anymore without hearing some fool discusing private matters openly on a cell phone. Why? Doesn't it embarrass you to know that any person walking by now knows that your best friend is sleeping with your partner? Or that your brother got arrested for the third time? Or that your excema is acting up again?
Then there are those who stand in the middle of a crowd, loudly discussing business for all to hear. Do you have some sick need to make everyone around you, even those who will never ever see you again, and who couldn't care less who you are, think you are someone "important"?
Why do you need to talk on a phone while you are at a check-out counter? Were you always that rude, or do you think that having a cell phone in your hand entitles you to treat others around you as non-persons?
There have been many times when I was in attendance at a meeting or presentation only to have the speaker interrupted by the blaring sounds of Handel's Messiah on the cell phone of some dork who forgot to turn the sound off. If I was the speaker, I would have thrown the dork out.
And those that drive while talking on hand-held cell phones are the worst. How dare you endanger my life and the life of others around you because you are too lazy or impatient to freaking pull over, or get off the highway to talk on your phone! Are you willing to seriously harm yourself or someone else just because you had to call your wife for a list of things to pick up on the way home from work?
Cell phones are much more than a modern convienience. They are a license to be rude, irresponsible, and an all-around jerk.
Ok, I'm done